By Lauren Le Vine, REDBOOK.
It's true that your eyebrows are a very important part of your face, acting as a frame for your eyes and balancing out other features. It's also true that we're currently in a period of thick brows. Gone are the thin little twigs made popular by silent film stars (although looking back, they probably would have been able to portray emotion even better with thicker eyebrows) that made a strong comeback in the late nineties. The strong, bold, Brooke Shield and Jennifer Connelly-inspired look is in.
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So what are you supposed to do if you plucked your brows into oblivion before realizing that it's not about the thick or thinness of the moment, but more about a strongly defined framework that works best for your face? Well, we just got a press release that proposes quite the radical solution: eyebrow transplants. Yes, a surgical procedure similar to that of a hair transplant. We won't go into the details, but one method involves "mining tissue with healthy follicles" from behind the ear, and the other takes follicles from donor sites and transplants them amongst existing brow hairs.
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Yeah, I'll take none of the above. Instead, we mined advice from our beauty experts to bring you ways to increase brow thickness without resorting to expensive surgical transplants.
Amy Weschler, M.D., recommends the Christi Harris Precision Brow Planing System, $40, which trims brow hairs at the surface rather than removing them at the root, to shape brows without follicle damage. If years of overplucking and waxing have stunted brow growth, Wechsler recommends taking a 5mg oral biotin supplement to make hair stronger. French brand Talika has two cult brow products worth trying: Eyebrow Lipocils, $40, to promote growth, and Eyebrow Extender, $35, to fill in.
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To immediately beef up barely-there brows, NYC expert Ramy Gafni says to "Add dimension with Tarte Emphaseyes Waterproof Brow Mousse in Medium Brown, $28 (the brush is included in the kit), or fill in any bare spots with a felt-tip brow marker, such as TouchBack BrowMarker, $19.95."
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